Milieu Counselor - Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry
Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: June 17, 2022
In partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we will be
expanding inpatient psychiatric care in the region, by adding 42
new child, adolescent and specialized autism spectrum /
neurodevelopmental beds at our Somerville Campus. The new CHA
Center of Excellence for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental
Health Care at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum
of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental
CHA recently achieved a milestone with our psychiatry expansion,
admitting the first patients to our new Neuropsychiatry inpatient
unit. This innovative service is for children 3-17 with a primary
diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability,
and/or a related neurodevelopmental disorder who are experiencing
serious behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
The unit is currently operating in temporary space at CHA Cambridge
Hospital and will move to its permanent home at the Somerville
Campus in June. Once fully staffed, the unit will have 24 beds,
with younger and older children segmented for optimal care.
The Milieu Counselor is a member of the multidisciplinary team who,
under the supervision of a registered nurse, is responsible for a
safe and structured service as well as attending to the individual
needs of patients in crisis in an inpatient psychiatric
The role of a Milieu Counselor will assist with ADL'S lead or
co-lead groups, perform safety checks, 1:1 meetings with patients,
and will accurately chart patients B/P, TPR & weight. Notifies RN
of any changes in vital signs. Accurately measures and documents
patient's intake and output. Uses appropriate methods of urine and
stool collection and labeling of these specimens. Assists patients
following through with ADL's (bathing, laundry, organizing room),
maintaining nutritional and hydration needs, and assisting &
monitoring elimination needs and other tasks as assigned by the
High school diploma required; B.A, B.S., or M.A. preferred or
equivalent years of human service experience.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Prior human services, behavioral or psychiatric experience
All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job
specific physical agility test.
RBT (Registered Behavioral Technician) certification training is
requiried.CHA offers the complete training for all employees.
KEYWORDS: Mental Health Counselor / Resident Counselor / Mental
Health / Behavioral / Pediatric / Therapist / Therapy / RBT
Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , Milieu Counselor - Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts
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